Basketball

Bahamas crowned basketball champs, Guyana take out Barbados

Bahamas crowned basketball champs, Guyana take out Barbados

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – The Bahamas crowned themselves Caribbean champions when they turned back a resilient Cuba in the final of the regional Basketball Championship here Saturday night .

Road to Mecca begins with wins for Linden, G/town clubs

Road to Mecca begins with wins for Linden, G/town clubs

The ‘Road to Mecca’ began Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with wins for Colts, Retrieve Raiders, Ravens and Kings as the new executive of the Guyana Amateur Basketball federation staged its first tournament a countrywide inter-club affair .

NBA round-up

Masked James leads Heat past Orlando(The Sports Xchange) - Indiana forward Paul George scored 10 points over the final four minutes, 20 seconds as the Pacers, the team with the best record in the NBA, beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 .

Heat need rare win streak to keep NBA title hopes alive

SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) - Stringing together a two-game win streak sounds routine for the reigning champion Miami Heat, but they have failed to do it for more than three weeks and must do so in the NBA Finals or risk losing their crown .

Pacers, Grizzlies win

(Sports Direct) - Roy Hibbert collected a post-season career-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as host Indiana Pacers won a defensive battle over the New York Knicks to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal with a 82-71 points win on Saturday .

Denver Nuggets stave off elimination

(Sports Direct) – Denver’s Andre Iguodala collected 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Nuggets forced a Game Six against Golden State with a 107-100 points win .

Slumping Clippers seeking solutions as Griffin hobbles out

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers are sweating on the fitness of All-Star forward Blake Griffin, who aggravated an ankle injury during a first-round playoff loss to Memphis on Tuesday that leaves the team on the brink of elimination .

James leads Heat past Thunder in finals rematch

(Reuters) - LeBron James scored 29 points and flirted with a triple-double as the Miami Heat claimed a 103-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a rematch of last season’s NBA finals on a Christmas Day schedule of five games .

Nuggets tame Grizzlies on return to Denver

(Reuters) - The Denver Nuggets took full advantage of a Memphis Grizzlies team lacking in confidence by grinding out a 99-94 home win to get back to .

Philip George  laid to rest

Philip George laid to rest

Coach of the Bounty Colts basketball team, Philip Rockcliffe ‘One Foot’ George was laid to rest yesterday after a ceremony at the Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral on North Road which was attended by a large number of former players .

Heat spoil Mavericks’ party with Christmas Day crushing

(Reuters) - The Miami Heat gained a  little revenge for their loss in last year's NBA finals, by  spoiling the Dallas Mavericks' championship celebration with a  resounding 105-94 victory on today's opening day of the season .

National female basketball team to compete in Antigua

After a two-year hiatus Guyana’s national female basketball team will be back in action as they are scheduled to compete in the Gillian Brazier tournament in Antigua .

Unknowns into next round  of 3-on-3 basketball

Unknowns into next round of 3-on-3 basketball

Former junior national basketball player Orin Rose put on a clinic to lead his team, Unknowns, undefeated through to the next round of the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Court last Wednesday evening .

Five more teams set to advance in Mackeson Smooth Moves tourney

Tonight’s third night of the Mackeson Smooth Moves basketball tournament will see action at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court and the Albouystown basketball court as the nation’s   premier players vie for a chance to cash in on the tournament’s $1M first prize .

NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season

(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association (NBA) has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season after the league owners and players were unable to resolve a bitter labor dispute on Monday .

Athletes get better of Entertainers  in Celebrity B/ball game

Athletes get better of Entertainers in Celebrity B/ball game

Christopher Barnwell’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance led the Celebrity Athletes to a marginal victory over the Celebrity Entertainers of the annual Celebrity Athletes versus Entertainers Basketball showdown at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last Sunday .

Georgetown takes game one of 2011 ‘Friendly Series’ in New York

Georgetown takes game one of 2011 ‘Friendly Series’ in New York

The South Pacific Play Ground in Brooklyn came alive last Sunday as scores of overseas-based Guyanese turned out to witness the start of the three-game friendly series between Linden and Georgetown .

Yao proud to have survived NBA and ‘Shaq’

Yao proud to have survived NBA and ‘Shaq’

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - Standing seven-foot, six  inches tall and weighing 140 kilograms it is hard to imagine Yao  Ming being afraid of anything, but the Chinese basketball icon,  who retired on Wednesday, told Reuters he was “scared” after  being taken first in the 2002 NBA draft .

Ex-Olympian Marion Jones released by women’s team

Ex-Olympian Marion Jones released by women’s team

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Disgraced Olympic sprinter  Marion Jones has been released by the Tulsa Shock, putting her Women’s National Basketball Association career in jeopardy, the team said yesterday .

National Basketball team preparing for CBC Championships in Bahamas gets cash donation

National Basketball team preparing for CBC Championships in Bahamas gets cash donation

The Wind Jammer Inter-national Hotel along with former junior national player Carey Griffith made a contribution of $100,000 yesterday to Guyana’s National Basketball team now preparing for the 21st Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in the Bahamas from July 23-29 .

China’s Yao retires, ready to take ‘next step’

China’s Yao retires, ready to take ‘next step’

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - China’s Yao Ming, who opened  up the world’s most populous country to the NBA and became an  Asian sporting icon, officially announced the end of his  basketball career yesterday .

Bryant salutes Yao impact  on China’s NBA dreams

Bryant salutes Yao impact on China’s NBA dreams

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - Yao Ming has made it possible  for young Chinese basketball players to chase their NBA dreams  and the country will produce more top quality players in the  coming years, All Star guard Kobe Bryant said yesterday .

Inter organisation basketball quarterfinal bounces off tonight

VP Sports Update Inter Organisation Basketball League quarterfinal round bounces off tonight at the Burnham Court from 19:00 hrs .

Kwakwani Secondary makes it  to basketball finals again

Kwakwani Secondary makes it to basketball finals again

Defending Champions, Kwakwani Secondary held off McKenzie High School on Saturday to make it into the finals of the 2011 National Schools’ Basketball Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Igloo Ice Cream teams up with schools basketball

Igloo Ice Cream teams up with schools basketball

Sterling Products Limited last Saturday under their Igloo Ice Cream brand committed to sponsoring the 2011 National Schools Basketball Festival at the company’s head office at Providence, East Bank Demerara .

Basketball: Trust College in comeback win against  QC

Basketball: Trust College in comeback win against QC

Dominic Vincente dropped 31 points to lead Trust College to a comeback win against Queen’s College in a semifinal playoff of the National Schools  Basketball Festival at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday .

NA Multilateral overpowers Brickdam Secondary in basketball fest

New Amsterdam Multilateral overpowered Brickdam Secondary when the National Schools Basketball Festival continued on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Pacers name Vogel as head coach after run to playoffs

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Frank Vogel was named head  coach of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, about five months  after he took over the struggling team on an interim basis and  led them to a playoff berth .

Linden Technical Institute logs  106 in schools basketball fest

Linden Technical Institute logs 106 in schools basketball fest

Linden Technical Institute (LTI) registered the highest team score last Monday when they dropped 106 points on President’s College (PC) in the Division One quarterfinal of the National Schools Basketball Festival at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

Tutorial takes every possible award

Tutorial takes every possible award

National Schools Basketball Festival

By Treiston JosephTutorial Academy walked away with every possible award after they defeated New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School yesterday in the final of the National Schools Basketball Festival, Berbice Conference .

Gordon lifts Saints  over Nations 79-70

Gordon lifts Saints over Nations 79-70

By Treston JosephNeil Gordon single handedly lifted St .

Oklahoma beat Memphis to reach Conference finals

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies  105-90 yesterday to seal their place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Western  Conference finals .

Celtics coach Rivers accepts new five-year deal

BOSTON, (Reuters) - Doc Rivers has agreed to a fresh  five-year deal to remain head coach of the Boston Celtics and  take the franchise into a new era, the NBA team said yesterday .

Rose, James and Howard headline All-NBA selections

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Most Valuable Player Derrick  Rose of the Chicago Bulls and LeBron James of the Miami Heat,  winner of the two previous MVP awards, were selected for this  season’s All-NBA team, the league said yesterday .

James delivers fatal blow as Heat finish off Celtics

James delivers fatal blow as Heat finish off Celtics

MIAMI,  (Reuters) - An inspired LeBron James delivered  the decisive blow with the last 10 points as the Miami Heat beat  the Boston Celtics 97-87 on Wednesday to book their place in the  Eastern Conference finals .

Fatigue the main factor behind Lakers letdown, says Bryant

Fatigue the main factor behind Lakers letdown, says Bryant

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Fatigue had been the biggest  reason for the premature exit from the playoffs by the NBA  champion Los Angeles Lakers, All-Star guard Kobe Bryant said yesterday .



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